Now here is a pleasant surprise. Warner Bros and Rocksteady have released a brand new update for Batman: Arkham Knight that removes the Denuvo anti-tamper tech from its Steam version. Furthermore, this patch adds two new free skins.
Of course, this shouldn’t really surprise us as Batman Arkham Knight is available on GOG and is DRM-free. Let’s also not forget that Warner Bros removed Denuvo from the EGS version back in 2019. As such, it made perfect sense for the publisher to also remove Denuvo from the Steam version.
Now while its Steam store page claims that the game still uses Denuvo, we can confirm that it does not. Since the game suffered from some stuttering issues, it will be interesting to see whether this Denuvo-free version runs better than the previous build. For what it’s worth, there is a mod that addressed most of the game’s stuttering issues. There is also another mod that allows you to adjust the FOV.
Regarding the two free skins, players will be able to play as Zur En Arrh and Anime Batman.
You asked, and we couldn’t help but answer with a little gift just in time for the holiday season. From today, all Batman: Arkham Knight players can access the Zur En Arrh and Anime Batman skins via a free update. pic.twitter.com/6zdKt2ouWC
— Rocksteady Studios (@RocksteadyGames) December 3, 2020